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Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
york city are all suffering the brunt of this and expecting far worse conditions than we're seeing here. >> on two counts, brian. this is a hybrid storm, and front loaded with rain and wind on the southwest side of it. so they got all of that earlier. than we're getting the strong wind and surge into the areas. so it's like a two for one nightmare special. >> and the heavy snows and the cold air to the west. that could be a problem, which could cause a lot of power outages when you're getting snow piling up out there. >> and i was thinking about something you asked earlier brian, because the forward motion of the hurricane. would that shorten the window for >>> we don't know what it will do when it comes to shore in the next 35 to 40 minutes, because there's a frontal boundary causing it to intense. that remains to be seen. the models have it somewhere north of the mason dickson line at two in the morning with 75 miles per hour winds. >> we know this as well. it's transferring into a tropical storm. the national hurricane center said at11:00 will probably be their last official adv
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
east of the city later this afternoon as the showers move through. bring an umbrella. not going to be raining every minute. temperature at reagan national, it is in the 60s. very comfortable. 66degrees this morning in washington. 64 in new york. cooler to the north and west and that cooler air will start to work its way back in later tonight. here is your forecast, lots of clouds around. a few scattered showers. highs, we'll go 72 in washington and 75 in leonardtown. that way be the warm spot. you can see 60s north and west of the city later this afternoon. >> okay. thank you. >>> time now to hit the roads with julie wright. good morning to you, julie. >> be careful. they may hit back. may hit bac wisdom were we were ou at butler's orchard over the weekend. saturday is the day we picked. we should have gone yesterday. yesterday was warmer f you haven't had the chance to take the kids there, it's lot of fun. >> okay. >> and get on the hayride too. >> we'll talk about your pumpkin later. >> i haven't carved it out yet. hard to put tucker's face on it. i'm working on it. eastbound 66
FOX
Oct 5, 2012 4:25am EDT
low 60s here in the city. and kids headed to the bus stop, that kind of thing, probably the jacket needs to return. my suggestion is enjoy today and tomorrow because we have much cooler air on the way for the end of the weekend. details coming up in just a minute. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top stories this morning begin with a health alert. thirty-five cases of meningitis have now been reported across the country. five people have died including one in maryland and one in virginia. doctors say awful those infected received steroid injections for back pain. this form of meningitis is not contagious. >>> president obama is returning to the battleground state of virginia this morning. he is due to speak at george mason university. he then heads to another university in ohio. mr.obama will speak at cleveland state university this afternoon. >>> in northwest d.c., four people including one firefighter are recovering after a fire on k street. one person had to jump from a window and is in serious condition. the injured firefighter is expected to be okay. no word on what caused l
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Oct 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> the storm brought new york city to a stand still leaving millions without power and crippling its subway system. >> and here at home, the clean- up is now under way. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> all right. this is a live look outside right now at ocean city where the waves continue to do their thing out there. it is a little chilly. really cold as we're not out of he woods yet with all the rain and wind, not just yet. so good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. we'll get updates from our live reporters in just a bit. president obama has declared a federal disaster in new york and long island. the area took a hard hit from the storm. now, this is video of a transformer exploding last night. officials purposefully cut the power to lower manhattan to minimize damage from the flood waters there. the storm is now blamed for 16 deaths and at least seven of those in the new york region. flooding a major problem as well. >> mass transit was crippled by the floods. take a look at this path station in hoboken. you can see the water pouring thro
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service status by phone. the number to call is 202-637- 7000. >>> thousands of people are without power this morning so can you imagine with this storm. dominion virginia reporting nearly 118,000 outages. pepco dealing wi
FOX
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
give you an idea what's going on right now. here in the city we're holding with temperatures in the lower 50s. it's 52 degrees. it's slow to fall here in town. the wind is still blowing just a little bit. gaithersburg has come up out of the 30s back up into the lower 40s and ght depends on -- we have the clear skies, the cooler air coming in behind the front earlier today. so that's funneling in, but if the winds stay up a little bit, it will keep temperatures from bottoming out in places. you can see most of the readings around and to the west of us are calm. here in the city we're still 13 miles per hour. that's what's keeping temperatures up in the lower 50s and i suspect that overnight tonight wind speeds will be down around 5, 6 miles per hour. so it definitely means it's going to be real cold in spots. freeze warning in places north and west. that includes montgomery county, just a frost advisory here in town and down to fairfax county, prince george's county and over towards the bay and anne arundel county, but again all those purple counties north and west, that's where it's
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 11:30pm EDT
in new york city. it seems as if they're getting much of the brunt of the storm and we're not feeling the full wrath of sandy here in old town alexandria. we will keep you posted on any developments. >>> let's check in now with rushern baker to get the very latest on prince george's county. thanks for joining us. what's the latest word about what you guys are hearing going on in your county? >> thank you very much for having me. we have 10 road closings in the county now. we'll post those road closings on our website so that people can be updated. >> let me ask you quick you guys got affected by some of this tonight. you lost power with your website or communications tonight? >> right, we did. we had our i.t. folks back at the largo center where our i.t. office is. so they went back over there and were able to get power restored. >> that is good news. let me ask you about the damage around town. we understand there were tree branches down onto houses, a ceiling collapsed at a home we understand in upper marlboro. what's the latest you have on the damage in the county? >> so fa
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
, maryland say they are dealing with the violent crime spike that includes the city's first murder of the year. early sunday morning, 36-year- old lamont ellis was found shot dead in an alley. friends and family members gathered at a vigil last night and while fox 5 was working the story, shots rang out nearby. officers raced to that scene. it turned out to be a street fight involving 15 to 20 people along west south street. one person was stabbed and is in serious condition. no word for the two incidents are related. >>> a local university professor killed in a tragic accident in northwest. a driver hay medical emergency and lost control of her vehicle. she hit professor rhett leverett as he stood on the sidewalk at sixth and e street. he taught history at marymount with an emphasis on european history. he was 60 years old. >>> protesters will continue today to mark the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c. movement. protesters will hold a veteran march at noon at freedom plaza as well as a protest tonight in front of the bank of america on vermont and l street. yesterday, protester ma
FOX
Oct 29, 2012 10:30pm EDT
the most part even the parking lot at the city dock which traditionally floods, the was no flooding there. so that's a good thing. we did see a couple maryland national guard humvees patrolling the area. the mayor has asked for a little help. there's 450 national guard troops throughout maryland helping out. we've seen one circling around annapolis. we know they're on duty here. also want to let people know the shelter in annapolis high school has 35 or 40 people there. they plan to spend the night there and red cross tells me that shelter will stay open as long as they need to. what we're hearing now is they think the height of the storm and the biggest effects might be 6:00 tomorrow morning. so there maybe some people that might want to stay in the shelter tuesday night. we'll have to wait and see how that goes, but it does appear the rain is lessening, that sustained wind that we had, the 45, 50 mile-per-hour wind, that's dying down a little bit and those occasional gusts of 65, 70 mile-per-hour gusts, i haven't felt one of those in a little while. >> reporter: i'm just as happy.
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Oct 2, 2012 4:25am EDT
whether the remains of jimmy hoffa could be buried in a residential area of the city. the findings should be released today and they should be able to tell police whether human remains are present. the teamsters boss disappeared almost 40 years ago and his fate remains a mystery. >>> occupy protesters are expected to continue today with a veterans march planned at noon at freedom plaza. this week marks the one-year anniversary since the group began protests here in d.c. they want to bring new attention to the same issues that made them begin the movement in the first place last year. >>> president barack obama is still at a desert resort huddling with advisors as he gets ready for tomorrow's first debate with republican mitt romney. romney made a campaign appear snow is in denver and told the crowd he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants because of an executive order signed by the president. >>> call day lose-win. the phillies beat the nationals 2-0 last night but the second place braves also lost which clinches the nationals' first nl east divisional tit
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
romney, and i approve this message. >>> sandy causing damage in ocean city, maryland. at this hour, the hurricane is picking up speed and should make landfall soon. thanks for staying with us for our continuing coverage as hurricane heads up the coast. i'm shawn indian say. >> and brian boller it. school closings already coming in as you might expect. find those scroll at the top of your screen. there's helpful information about shelters, numbers for power companies and more scrolling at the bottom of the screen. >> sandy should make landfall in southern new jersey; but the impact will be felt for miles and the worst is yet to come. at last check, the storm center was within 50 miles of the city. city. it is forming a powerful super storm like we've never seen before. >> for the latest let's turn to sue in the weather center. sue, i understand this storm about to make landfall near atlanta city. >> yeah. going to be real close. we just got the update from the national hurricane center. it's 0 miles to the south of atlanta city, 30 miles from cape may. so you can do the math. still movin
FOX
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
affordable housing and maybe the interest of the city and the metro board were in the same direction. he didn't tell board members and some were plainly angry, few of them and they serve on the board. some were angry that he was dealing, unbeknownst to managers and board members here with the developer and trying -- trying to say no, no, i want you off of the project. plainly, the metro board doesn't like what happened and have decided to strengthen their own code and this is a violation of the existing conduct code. >> where does the metro board can go from here? is it the end of it? once they release the board? >> it is. there is no way to monitor or censure a board member gone. he did not get reappointed to the metro board. this is up to law enforcement and the court of public opinion. >> all right, john henrehan tonight. >>> following a news alert from silver spring. late this afternoon a four-year- old boy fell from an 8th story apartment window and he was taken to children's hospital in serious condition. we'll have more at 10. >>> and we're on the campaign trail now. in hours, joe
FOX
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
blamed for at least 55 deaths across 10 states. the white house and new york city mayor michael bloomberg have agreed now is not the right time for the president to visit new york as the city continues recovery efforts. new york's subway system remains closed today because of the extensive flooding. the new york stock exchange will be open, running on back- up generators. >>> we are also sharing some new video this morning of rooftop rescues from new york's staten island. take a look at. this and nypd helicopter rescued five adults and a child yesterday. flood waters continue to keep some new york and new jersey residents trapped and the national guard is in hoboken, new jersey helping to rescue thousands ever people stuck in homes and apartment buildings there. people are still trying to deal with this as the storm is still around but north of us. >> the worst is over by far here. things are winding down. still some rain showers out there this morning. locally, we are still getting some rain but the very gusty wind are a thing of the past. so that is good news. let's get to the
FOX
Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
east side of the front. everything is along i-95. a little bit of a break for the city now is but still, showers and thunderstorms coming up from the south. switching over to sentinel radar, we'll give you an idea of what is taking place with the movement of everything and to the east, the movement is very, very slow. the individual cells are running to the north-northeast and the individual cells within the line are moving to the northeast quite quickly. thirty, 40 miles per hour and at this comes into the city, it won't take long before it gets here and most of this is shifting to the east of i-95. mount vernon getting wet and into alexandrea and looks like the north and west is getting through. and maryland again, east of i- 95 and to elk ridge and baltimore and rain into howard county, carol county as well and this continues to move to the north and to the northeast and this is going to be with us. since the movement to the east is slow, i think it will be with us the next few hours or so and once the sunsets, things will get calmer and cloudy. seventy in the city. gaithersbur
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
that is just developed in the last 15 minutes, just north and west of the city, working down toward bethesda, and that will be working inside the city here. in fact, it is now down toward old town alexandra as well. plenty of rain across the region. continues to fall. and rain totals starting to get very impressive numbers and all three area airports yesterday had record rainfall for the day including 4 1/2 inches out of dulles. a lot of rain out there. saturated soil. that will cause some additional flooding issues later today. let me show you what is going on. big picture here. let's swih maps and you will see the big spinout there, just an incredible sight, and we're just about 100 miles south of what would be the center of sandy if it were still intact and you can see it is pulling moisture off the ocean and bringing a lot of mountain snow to western virginia and western maryland. so this will gradually push off to the north and west through the course of the day and as it does so, we should see our winds gradually subside and the shower activities lighten later today. 23 in leo
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
trucks. the owners had always paid a flat $1500 tax. now, the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge 10% on every sale. the tax went into effect yesterday and while most customers weren't happy about the extra fee, it didn't seem to impact the number of people lining up for for food. >>> a new parking plan to d.c. it would preserve spaces for disabled drivers. under mary cheh's plan, all drivers would have to pay to park but about 10% would be red in color and reserved for the disabled drivers. it is expected to cut down on fraud. >>> coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york and find out what your dream reveal about what is going on at work. >> can't wait to hear what that is all about. as we go to break, if you can't sleep, it may be costing your employer. a new study says insomnia is to blame for about 247,000 mistake on the job each year. of a he had like half of those just this morning, adding up to about $30 billion in losses. >> we'll be right back. -- i've had like half of those just this mornin
FOX
Oct 20, 2012 11:30pm EDT
the city, they won't be changing. >>> the pressure is announcementing on the obama administration to be more open and direct on the attack in libya. republican lawmakers are joining the growing calls for more transparency as they voice their concerns and their questions of the attack are going unanswered. molly heppenberg reports. >> reporter: republican lawmakers are turning up the heat on the libya attack. newly released state department documents show that ambassador stevens was worried about the security prediction saying in june that the violence was likely to continue and worsen. they were made public by darrell issan. a letter to presume a they write, quote, not only did the administration reject her requests for increased security despite escalating violence and to decrease the existing cat gory to dangerous and ineffective levels. we were told that the administration did this to effectuate a policy of normalization in libya after the conclusion of the civil war and the obama administration said there was no evident suggesting the attack was imminent and some republicans -
FOX
Oct 16, 2012 4:25am EDT
. >>> another shake-up in the d.c. tax office. the city's chief tax appraiser has resigned. tony george stepped down monday. this comes after questions were raised about settlements that lowered the proposed assessments of hundreds of commercial properties by more than $2 billion. the reduced tax assessments were first reported by the "washington post." the city says the settlements were necessary to avoid litigation. >>> the d.c. council will begin to consider a change to those controversial speed cameras. today, councilmember tommy wells will formally introduce legislation that will reduce the amount of the camera fine. right now, speed camera tickets can be as much as $250. if you don't pay within $30, that fine doubles. >> there needs to be a fine for speeding because it is dangerous. if we create certainty that you'll be caught, we reduce this. traffic fatalities have gone down. we know they work but there is no correlation to how high the fines are for speeding. >> reporter: red light camera fines won't change but councilman wells hopes this move will help eliminate the suspicion
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Oct 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
a growing number of speed cameras in the district, and now some city leaders want to do something about the fines they're generation. i'm bob barnard, we'll have details coming up. tails coming . >> a beautiful day today. almost fall-like with temperatures holding in the 60s and, of course, we started off pretty cool this morning. will this trend continue or do we see a bit of a warm-up around the corner? a first look at the forecast is coming up. stay with us, the news will continue. continue.  maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. but he's really creating debt. the facts are clear. obama's four deficits are the four largest in us
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Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
crime strike includes the city's first year. someone shot and killed lamont george lee elohist early sunday morning. tonight more gun fire -- ellis early this morning. tonight more gunfire and fox 5 was on the scene. >> reporter: a lot going on in a short amount of time. the street violence broke out shortly after we arrived here in frederick about 5:30. we were talking to a police lieutenant about sunday's murder when all of a sudden you could hear gunshots fired from close by and then about an hour ago a vigil for lamont ellis. >> in the name of jesus, amen. >> reporr: lamont ellis had a lot of friends. they showed up to pay tribute to him in mullinex alley where he was found dead 2:30 sunday morning. his girl friend and children were at the vigil. ellis was remembered as the manager of the seafood department at a gaithersburg giants supermarket. >> he was a wonderful friend and a good father, had a big heart. he will be missed. >> he was a good guy, never bothered nobody ever. all he did was smile. >> reporter: his friend think he was the victim of a robbery, that somebody asked h
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
residents and business owners are complaining about another eyesore. how the city is explaining that problem coming up. >> the pictures are telling the story tonight. this is the oxon hill camera. hello, it's a little bit foggy out there. we also have heavy showers moving into the warrenton area. i'll have your forecast. >> check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it eaeasy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure com
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Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, so some sprong winds coming across the bay and saint mary city and the park and that next band in the pipeline will likely be able to once again produce some gusts up to 60 to 70 miles an hour. dc get ready. this is going to be moving in your direction very very shortly and looks like it is. that's the first heads up. we're showing you the rain or how much will be falling. this is anywhere in an inch an hour as the bands are moving in. so we are about one-third of the way of five inches of rainstorm total, by the time it wraps up. >> yeah, in terms of rain fall totals, we will switch over and be able to see what we're talking about here. we remain and continue to see the highest totals being out to the west of us and just crossing over to the western show here for the county and then here in town we have been around three and a half inches and furtherer to the north the heavy rain bands are not over there. we see the rain fall basically transition to lower amounts from east to west and that's what we would anticipate to see with this type of situation. >> at the hour it's 58 miles
FOX
Oct 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
and east of the city later this afternoon. here are the temperatures. reagan national 69 degrees. mid-60s at dulles. highs today back in the low 70s. 72 in washington with clouds and scattered showers back in the forecast. bring an umbrella. be ready for the possibility of showers later this morning and early this afternoon. more details on the forecast looking up from here as far as sunshine the middle of the week. back to you. >> all right, tucker, thank you very much. >>> new this morning, a devastating fire in prince william county where more than 80 storage units went up in flames. it happened overnight in manassas. investigators do not yet know the cause of the fire but they say most of the unites are heavily damaged or destroyed. >>> also new this morning, the search continues for two men from our area missing in a national park in montana. rescuers are searching for these two men. they are neal peckens of virginia and jason heiser from maryland in glacier national park. they didn't catch their flight home from montana. rescuers found the men's car near that area friday evening
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Oct 30, 2012 4:25am EDT
flooding and damaging winds. right now, 670,000 have no power in the city and west chester county to the north. this is a picture of a transformer explosion in the big apple. the power was purposefully cut to lower manhattan to minimize damage from flood water he is personally to train stations. this is water gushing through an elevator and into a path in a station in new jersey. this is crazy. >> that is an amazing picture. this is also on amazing picture. a crane snapped yesterday afternoon and still dangles from a luxury high high pressure wise building under construction. emergency evacuations became necessary including move patients from several hospitals dealing with no power and flooding. it wasn't just hospitals. >> old people don't want to leave their home, i'll stay here, i'll stay here. mom, i'm carrying you out of here if i have to. she finally came to her senses. >> i'm glad some people did. some people did decide to stay behind. >> ocean city, maryland, we checked in with them quite a bit yesterday and today and they say the battered by sandy this morning. >> here ar
FOX
Oct 23, 2012 10:30pm EDT
fall temperatures out there but could tropical storm trouble bring change our way. >>> the city leader that's toying with the idea and how it would be different from the ban in new york city. >>> thanks for joining us tonight. >>> i'm bryan bolter. we are going to start off with the wild police chase in virginia and maryland. at one point a security officer at the walter reed military hospital opened fire. >> here with how it all went down and new details about that suspect, bob. >> reporter: the woman now in police custody is from man as as. she's a nurse's aid but we're not sure whether she had any ties to the hospital in beth ez da where a police officer working for the navy fired a shot at her today. >> by the time police finally caught up with her angela had crashed her mitsubishi with at least one blown tire at a fence. even then officers struggled to get the 27-year-old woman out of her car and into handcuffs. they say she had just caught attention of virginia police while allegedly speeding at highway 66 at 93 miles per hour. minutes into driving into bethesda, police say she c
FOX
Oct 12, 2012 4:25am EDT
for much of the area here north and west of the city. today, sunny, bright, temperatures a little warmer than yesterday. mid-60s up ahead of that front. more details on the weather coming up in just a minute. let's get back to those top stories. >> last night's vice presidential debate tops our stories this morning. congressman paul ryan and vice president joe biden sparred over taxes, medicare and foreign policy. >> if we are hit by terrorists, we are going to call it for what it is, a terrorist attack. our ambassador in paris has a marine detachment guarding him. shouldn't we have a marine detachment guarding our ambassador in benghazi, a place where we knew there was an al- qaeda cell with arms? >> we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. and by the way, at the time, we were told exactly -- we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. >> the next debate between president obama and governor romney is next tuesday night. >>> a huge day for d.c. sports fans and they will try to clinch the series with the cardi
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
we've got rain south and east of the city here, southeast side there down towards andrews air force base and then north and west up to sunny gates as we're getting some pretty good rains. it's been with us all morning long here. we continue to be under a risk for flooding. we have a warning here we'll show you in just a second. i want to show you the big picture, show you the spin. just incredible. now, of course, the center of what was sandy, no longer with us, but if it were, it would be right about here. again, you can see that wide circulation still drawing moisture in off the atlantic, just an incredible spin. look how much of the country is being impacted by this storm at this hour, all the way out to chicago, cleveland, down into the carolinas, up into northern new england, still dealing with rain and wind associated with sandy. and we're very close to the center. so we're going to be in for plenty of rain showers during the day today and the potential that you could even see a few snowflakes if you're out to the west. so look out for that possibility as temperatures outside are v
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Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
the food trucks as well. >> reporter: now the city is implementing the sales tax act and food trucks are no longer immune. they have to charge customers 10% on every sale. >> oh, man, that's rough. >> everybody has to get their cut, right? >> i don't like paying more. >> it doesn't change my willingness to eat from food trucks. >> we're giving away free coconut macaroons because the tax today. >> this man thinks the tax is expensive. >> there is additional fees now for that too. >> steve who owns a catering service said he is fine to pay his fair share. >> at this point we are on the same playing field and should be treated as the others are. >> reporter: the first day of the tax going off without too many complaints. most customers still enjoy the convenience and the relatively inexpensive meal, despite the extra 10%. in downtown d.c., laura evans, fox 5 news. >>> the peanut butter recall is expanding. sunland incorporated is recalling more products after 30 illnesses, including almond butter, cashu butter, and others. the symptoms show up within 12- 72 hours after exposure. it is m
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> the washington city paper is taking a stand against the redskins, not the team, the name redskins. >> the city paper is not going to use the name of the football team in its coverage. instead, it turned to readers and took a poll to come up with something else and what they came up with was the washington pig skins. >> it is not new. we were specifically motivated in this particular instance by a blog post that the public editor of the kansas city star had written a little while ago reminding their readers of why that paper doesn't use the name. that ran a couple of weeks ago. we had been talking in the newsroom at city paper for a while about how a lot of us find the name troubling and we started talking about that article and realized we don't have to use the name either. >> so you conducted a poll, right, among your readers? what is the end result here? >> we solicited suggestions for reads are for names we could use instead. the kansas city paper just calls the team wash. we thought the team should have a name. we solicited suggestions. we took some of the choices and put that
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
inside of house. >> reporter: meanwhile mayor gray and other city leaders began the morning with a tour of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >>> making headlines, horrific crime scene near central park in new york city last night. we warn you the details are disturbing. a mother returned home to her apartment on manhattan's upper west side to find two of her small children stabbed to death in a bathtub. their nanny is suspected of killing them. she was found lying on the floor with self-inflected stab wounds. she's in critical condition. she's under arrest. the children's father is an executive with cnbc and had been away on a business trip. >>> the so-called fiscal cliff won't hit until january but is having an impact. a report out this morning warns the prospect of higher taxes is hampering the economic recovery and it predicts some 6 million jobs will be lost if congress does not come up with a fix. >>> still ahead, one of president obama's support groups appears to be staging what somewhat of a rebellion. >> as we take you to the break, a live look outside. latest weather and traffic from tucker and julie, that's next. 7:28now. anncncr: their ads, hopelessly untrue. a west virginia casino launching the biggest ad barrage e
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
. that attack happened in the eastern city of khosh near kabul. a suicide bomber apparently riding a motorcycle loaded with explosives crashed his bike into a patrol of international and afghan forces as they exited their vehicles. we're told about 50 people were also hurt in that blast. this video just coming into us. the taliban claiming responsibility for that attack. this latest attack comes as the u.s. marks 2,000 troops killed in afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. a soldier was shot and killed during a gun fight with afghan soldiers. >>> president obama appears to be winning over voters in states that could decide this election. he leads mitt romney by two percentage points among likely voters nationwide. according to the latest "washington post"/abc news poll. the president leads his republican rival by 11 points among likely voters in swing states. that includes virginia, ohio, and florida. both candidates will spend the next couple of days preparing for their first debate. it takes place wednesday night in november. the president is getting ready in nevada. romn
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
family of the man accused of splotting to attack a high profile target in new york city comes to his defense as chilling new details about his alleged plot are released. -- the family of the man accused of plotting to attack a high profile target in new york city comes to his defense as chilling new details about his allege plot are released. ty min dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland -- his alleged plot are released. for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. asoned. vote for question seven. and marinated with our own special recipes. smithfield marinated pork. dinner that serves you . and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine and i approve this message ...because we'll work together to restore fiscal responsibili
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
have crews tracking the storm in ocean city, annapolis, and fairfax county. but we begin with tucker barnes. he has the latest on sandy's changing path. >> since you went bed, san i cannen i did continues to intensify. that pressure's been falling overnight. when the pressure falls, that tells us the storm's getting stronger. a lot of reasons to be concerned about later this afternoon, tonight, as the storm makes its way inland. this is the real deal now, outer bands, yellow and red working across maryland and virginia, now really making their presence felt. the rain has been picking up pace, and will likely be moderate to heavy at times here during the course of your morning hours. that's stage one, first the heavy rains move in, then the winds. let's take a closer look at your storm system. there you go, you can see the heavy rain throughout the beltway, south and east of the city, southern maryland getting some very heavy rain, parts of prince georges county. let's see out towards annapolis is getting good rain at the moment as well. you're out towards the west, you too will get i
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Oct 29, 2012 4:25am EDT
demarco is live in ocean city which is already seeing lots of rain, wind and flooding. what is the latest out there? s >> reporter: certainly seeing a lot of the roads flooded. we are standing right at 16th and the boardwalk right here and you can see the ocean wall behind me. that has not been breached since it was built in 1985. there has not been a major breach of the wall. we are hoping that is the case. residents and employees are concerned about that. we've seen it come pretty close and actually a police officer did see one wave go over the wall. so we're watching out for that. earlier, we were able to get some video of the pier dune at worcester street. very heavy waves crashing at that point. there were some rumors around here that the pier had collapsed. we see it is still standing but the water taking a toll on it. we are seeing wind gusts of 40 miles per hour, about 55 degrees here. it is definitely cool and it has been raining since we arrived. about 4:00 p.m. yesterday, we saw flooded roads, everything below 17th street had mandatory evacuations. however, about 200 peo
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00am EDT
demarco is live in ocean city this morning with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. definitely feeling those bands that tucker was talking about so the rains starting to pick up more. as i was waiting for the live shot, it was a lot lighter. now getting heavier. the wind picking up. we have seen a little bit of of that sea foam coming across the seawall and i did see a wave crash over it here near 16th street. police still patrolling the boardwalk. they are will continue to do that until the sustained winds reach 50 miles per hour if they do get that high. we are seeing wind gusts up to 47 miles per hour. earlier, we headed over to the pier and pier still standing. there were some rumors that it had collapsed. there are definitely waves crashing against it and at time over it. also, a lot of flooding. effect shut down south of 17th street. it is closed and also mandatory evacuations under way in that area although we were told that about 200 people did stay so they are hunkered down in their homes. the ocean city mayor did say that the issue here along the c
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Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
be a thunderstorm out there, particularly south and east of the city this afternoon. there are your mild temperatures. 67 in washington at reagan national. 66 at dulles and bwi marshall. forecast highs for today back in the low 7 every 70s -- 70s. it should be on the mild side. we will take a look at the seven day in a couple of minutes. let's get the latest in traffic from julie wright. >>> good morning, tucker. on the orange and blue line delays to the new carrollton stop and largo town center due to a disabled train. traffic is moving but slowing. traveling around the capital beltway, lanes open on i-95. burk lake road and lake chapel cleaning up this wreck. accident activity nursery at 295. crash southbound 95 of 695, accident is on the shoulder causing a backup. meanwhile closer to home, southbound 270, no incidents at hyattstown. checking for a stalled car at 28 in the local lanes. if you are east on 66th heavy volume from fair oaks to 123 and approaching the capital beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> we begin with two developing stories. the first in
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
morning, for the first time a team of fbi agents has arrived in benghazi and has already left the city. the agency is investigating last month's deadly attack on the american consulate. they have 60 days to issue a report. >>> police say it was a miracle no one was seriously hurt after this school bus plunged over a texas highway overpass, falling more than 15 feet. investigators say the bus was clipped by a car and landed on the door stop of a hotel below the overpass. one child and two adults were on board. they are all in stable condition. >>> more fallout from two recent incidents involving loose seats on american airlines flights. while american scrambles to fix the problem, it's canceled 44 flights for today. yesterday airline officials began pulling nearly 50 planes out of service to make the repairs. all the planes should be back in service by tomorrow. if you're flying on american today, double-check. 44flights canceled. >>> wow. that's big. >> yeah, it is. >> better safe, i know. >> sure. >> what's going on, tuck? >> friday and weather is going to cooperate. cool start, with tempe
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
nato service members. the attack happened early this morning in eastern afghanistan in the city of khosh near kabul. check out this video. early reports say a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle loaded with explosives crashed his bike into a patrol of international and afghan forces as they exited their vehicles. the troops were preparing to patrol the market area. officials say the taliban have claimed responsibility for the many booing. live at the news desk, tony tull. aaron and angie, back to you. >> tony, thanks. >>> police are investigating a shooting in northwest. it happened after 10:00 last night at new york avenue and north capitol street. police found a man shot in the arm and a woman shot in the leg. they are expected to be okay. no word yet on if the shooter has been identified. >>> a traffic alert for drivers this morning. work on a major street scape project on "u" street begins today. crews will begin digging trenches along the half mile of "u" street between 9th and 14th streets. new sidewalks and drainage will eventually be put in there. that work was supposed to b
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
. it has just fallen into the 40s here in the city. there is a live look at your satellite picture. most of the cloud cover is well to our north and to northern new england, upstate new yo. we are looking at fine conditionsen unlike yesterday, -- looking at fine conditions unlike yesterday. reagan national, right now at 49 degrees. 45 at dulles. bwi marshall, 46 degrees. here is your forecast for today. again, temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. we'll go 62 here in town. but notice most of the area only in the upper 50s for a daytime high. bring along a jacket. dim bring a jacket if you are going to the game this afternoon. once that sun starts to go down, it will cool off in a hurry. >> great. thank you. >> julie wright is already commenting on this. >> you talking to us or somebody else. >> traffic will throw from other to 123. we had the stalled car inbound suitland parkway swat branch avenue. that was tying up part of that ramp as you come inbound off the suitland parkway. lanes are open. no trouble spots to report continuing inbound towards pennsylvania avenue
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Oct 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
, lauren demarco is live in ocean city. >> holly morris is live in annapolis, and melanie is monitoring the situation in channeltilly. >> conditions continue to worsen this morning as heavy rain, high winds, and huge waste pound the coast. >> waves are already crashing over the shore's sea wall. they've taken out part of a fishing pier. roads are flooded, people are being urged to evacuate, lauren demarco is live in ocean city now with the latest, lauren, we really thought kicking up right around high tide just like you said, around 8:19, 8:20. >> reporter: of course, that high tide may particularly higher this morning because of the full moon, tucker ws saying about 5% higher. so definitely feeling the impact here. the waves very pretty wild. we did hear that offshore, waste about 21 feet here. eyeballing it, it looks to be upwards of 15 feet. as you were saying yes the water makes its way over the sea wall. there's about four to five inchings of water on the board walk itself right now. police and emergency vehicles are still able to access that, they're actually driving on the board walk
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
news edge on maryland and recovery from hurricane sandy underway in ocean city tonight. the storm caused a lot of damage, town's fishing pier half gone, streets flooded, waters from the bay overwhelmed parts of the town. residents have never seen a storm like sandy before. >> that's the highest i've ever seen it. i've ridden out a couple of storms before but nothing like this before. it was a little hairy. winds were blowing real hard. >> the national guard evacuated about 50 people during the height of the storm. most failed to leave where mandatory evacuations were ordered. still there were no deaths or injuries in the town. >>> sandy still causing problems for millions of people across the northeast. let's get latest on her path with sue palka. >> sandy is still whirling through western pennsylvania producing rain and snow, but thankfully not a lot of gusty winds as it's weak understand quite a bit, but even -- weakened quite a bit, but even so it will be a while before we can kick it out of here. let's talk about what's going to be going on on the rivers for the next couple da
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
crackdown on flyers left on windshields. they're littering the streets all over the city and residents are tired of picking them up. fox 5's matt ackland has the story. >> reporter: they make a huge mess, those flyers left on car windshields which often end up on the ground littering streets and sidewalks. council member jim graham hears complaints from people sick of cleaning them up and is proposing legislation to stop what he thinks leads to littering, fining those who place the flyers on the windshields, but he's not sure who will enforce it yet. >> we want to look at who else can issue the violations. our traffic and parking control officers might very well be authorized. >> reporter: what graham is proposing could come with a legal challenge. some think it could violate freedom of speech. >> i don't think putting a flyer under a windshield wiper is littering. >> reporter: arthur spitzer with the aclu says similar laws have been reviewed by judges in other parts of the country. >> a number of federal courts have looked at this very issue in places that enacted laws banning leaflet
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Oct 24, 2012 6:30pm EDT
of course the fight is over the suburbs surrounding the major cities where romney thinks he can do well. >> so mark, staying on that train of thought now. take that, apply it to virginia. because it's a different story. the battleground state of virginia. it's almost a north, south situation where the republicans and democrats are strong. >> great comparison. the only problem with doctor for democrats in ohio is that you have real concentrations of hispanic voters for obama doing very well now around richmond and of course in northern virginia. in ohio it's only three percent hispanic, and that makes a great difference. and there's nowhere comparable in ohio except for the cities. you have the suburbs of northern virginia where obama got 60 percent of the suburbs of ohio around urban concentrations aren't as favorable. i'll repeat. ohio, no republican has ever been elected there. they've elected eight presidents and they've all been republicans and clinton won there twice. gore, and carter lost in the second term. if barack obama wins ohio they'll be very, very happy and they'll th
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
involved. you can see the participants involved in that crash. be very careful headed northbound out city. overall, 95 stacked up out of stafford. traffic on 395 below speed at duke street. inbound suitland parkway before naylor road. we know of at least one lane currently blocked at this time. traveling southbound along 270, your lanes are open. no problems to report coming out from 109. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. imetraffic. >>> tonight, as you know, the much anticipated rematch between president obama and mitt romney. >> only this time, the second presidential debate will be a town hall style format. the show downis being held at hofstra university in long island, new york and will be moderated by cnn's candy crowley. candidates will face questions from the audience. shawn yancy spoke with american university professor alan lichtman. >> he needs to be more engage ped and he needs to call out mitt romney when necessary, something he didn't do at all last time but of a got to tread a fine line and avoid the attack dog image. he needs to show that he can stand with ordin
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Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
city today to get a sense of the damage widespread in the district. >>> new york city, new jersey reeling from the effects of sandy today. millions got their first good look at the damage. fox's craig boswell is in absecon new jersey with the story. >> reporter: the long arduous task of dang assessment is just beginning as people begin -- damage assessment is just beginning as people begin to pick up the pieces left in sandy's wake. president obama warns sandy is still pounding portions of the country. >> it is still moving north. there are still communities that could be affected. so i want to emphasize there are still risks of flooding, still risks of downed power lines and high winds. >> reporter: downed power lines are part of the damage across southern new jersey where sandy made landfall last night. millions are without power in 17 states with no concrete tame table as to when the lights will -- timetable as to when the lights will come back on. >> during hurricane irene full restoration took eight days. for hurricane sandy full restoration may take longer. >> reporter: new
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
. 37 at dulles and much of the area just to the north and west of the city has fallen back into the 30s. it's cool start. 46 at b wait a minute marshall. here your forecast for today. high temperatures a little warmer than yesterday. we'll go 72 here in town. 70 in fredericksburg. a little cooler off to the north and west. 66 the forecast high in frederick. >> so sort of like the carbon copy of yesterday. >> we got in the mid-60s yesterday. warmer than yesterday but just a few degrees. >> perfect, we'll take it. >> and sunny. >> it is a bonanza. >> julie wright joining us now. i don't use the word bonanza very often but i think it might be. >> i might have to steal that. i like it. on the roads, you will find we are quite busy. we are dealing with eastbound 66 coming inbound approaching 50 fair oaks. we had an accident along the left side of the roadway. heads up working your way inbound leaving centreville headed in towards the accident scene. we have delays northbound along i-95 headed up into newington. lanes are open once again. traffic dim slowing out from aquia harbor continui
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Oct 31, 2012 9:00am EDT
old town alexandria. they're used to this. the city also warns people to be aware there's flooding down here. usually happens maybe once a year, sometimes a couple of times a year. this is certainly not the worst they've ever seen. but they always get everyone prepared. they handed out sand bags yesterday in advance of high tide last night. most of the businesses put them up around the lower window areas. so it was certainly less than what was expected here, and i think that is probably the good news. again, we are waiting for high tide this morning. there is a possibility with high tide today and perhaps tomorrow that it could come up about this high. we'll have to wait and see what happens. that's the latest from old town. back to you. >> melanie alnwick, thank you. >>> the governor of maryland will get a firsthand look at the devastation along the coast later today. the pier in ocean city was destroyed by sandy. it also forced many to evacuate. governor o'malley will visit a shelter and will join the mayor in ocean city to get an update on the damage there. >>> an update now on
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Oct 1, 2012 4:25am EDT
eastern city of khost. four police officers were killed in the blast and three other people. this is latest attack as the u.s. marks 2,000 soldiers killed in afghanistan since the start of the war in 2001. on saturday, a soldier was shot and killed during a gun fight with afghan soldiers. >>> three were killed, four others hurt in a drone strike in pakistan. it happened in the town of mir ali in waziristan. that region is known for hiding several several terrorist groups. >>> shortly after 10:00 last night, a call for shots fired near new york avenue and north capitol street. when they arrived, they found a woman shot in the arm and a man shot in the leg. both were alert and breathing. they were taken to a nearby hospital and expected to be okay. no word on if the shooter has been identified. >>> today a controversial coal fired power plant in alexandria will close. the gen on plant on north 49th street. gen on will get back $32 million that the city held in escrow to use for environmental controls under an agreement signed in 2008. alexandria mayor bill euille says the city hopes
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Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
president joe biden and republican paul ryan will work to boost numbers at the postand city of danville, kentucky, are hoping for a boost as well. stores are stocking up on political-teamed items. the debate will be held at central college which also hosted a vice-presidential debate in 2000. >>> two brothers face multiple charges this morning for a spring of robberies in lanham. prince george's county police arrested 24-year-old lose a tuna and mark attuna last thursday. investigators found several fire arms, ammunition, drugs, stolen property inside their home. the arrest helped police close several burglary cases in the area. >>> well, as you know, the wait is over. it is time for playoff baseball here in the nation's capital. >> the nationals and cardinals face off in game 3 of their division series this afternoon. and dave ross and wisdom martin are live at nats park. >> good morning. >> it is such a big deal we had to have wisdom martin here with us. >> and we have the big guy here. >> this is really a day for the fans, correct? >> this is a historic moment n a sea soften historic
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